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SPAD CONDUCTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO IMPLEMENT THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) KUALA LUMPUR – KLANG PROJECT

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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SPAD CONDUCTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO IMPLEMENT THE BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) KUALA LUMPUR – KLANG PROJECT 

Kuala Lumpur, 18 January 2016 - Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (SPAD) has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise to invite bids from interested parties for the implementation of the Kuala Lumpur- Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) busway along the Federal Highway. 

The Kuala Lumpur - Klang BRT line is the highest priority corridor from the 12 identified BRT corridors under the Klang Valley BRT Feasibility Study. The proposed BRT Kuala Lumpur - Klang line which spans 34km with 25 stations is a dedicated busway which will provide easy connectivity to LRT (Light Rail Transit), MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and KTM Komuter rail lines, with all stops linked to other bus services. The BRT Kuala Lumpur - Klang line is expected to cut journey time from the capital city to Klang from the present 70 minutes to 40 minutes and is envisaged to benefit some 1.9 million people in the Klang Valley with a forecasted daily ridership of over 400,000. 

This RFP is open to all bidders registered in Malaysia with existing experience in transit projects or infrastructure and building projects. The project implementation scope will include comprehensive planning, design, finance, construction, operation, maintenance and upgrade of the Kuala Lumpur - Klang BRT project. 

Interested parties are encouraged to visit SPAD’s website http://www.spad.gov.my/tenders for more information. Alternatively, they can refer to the RFP advertisement published on 17 January 2017 in Berita Harian, New Straits Times and The Star. The deadline for submission for the RFP exercise is 2nd May before 12pm. 

About the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Kuala Lumpur–Klang Project 

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been identified as one of the key initiatives to transform Greater KL/ Klang Valley bus industry under the Government Transformation Programme. Following this, BRT was first introduced in Malaysia in June 2015 with the launch of BRT Sunway. The KL-Klang BRT line is the highest priority corridor from the identified 12 BRT corridors in the BRT Feasibility Study for Klang Valley. The proposed BRT KL-Klang spanning 34km of busway is envisaged to benefit some 1.9 million people in the Klang Valley with a forecasted daily ridership of over 400,000. 

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